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(Pre Order) Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones - Blue Note Classic LP *

(Pre Order) Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones - Blue Note Classic LP *

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Release Date: July 19, 2024

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Mono Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!

The Magnificent Thad Jones is widely regarded as the greatest small group recording of the trumpeter and composer's career. Following his Blue Note debut Detroit – New York Junction in March 1956, Jones returned to the studio in July to record this supremely swinging date with Billy Mitchell on tenor saxophone, Barry Harris on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Max Roach on drums. The album opens with an iconic performance of "April in Paris," a reprise of the famous version featuring Jones that the Count Basie Orchestra had cut the previous year, complete with the trumpeter's sly "Pop Goes the Weasel" quote. Other highlights of the set include two Jones originals—the laid-back "Billie-Doo" and lightly swinging "Thedia"—as well as the stunning ballad "If Someone Had Told Me."

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is mono, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

The musicianship being at such a lofty plateau, so intelligently selected and executed, this [album] is a must-have for every collection, and is generally regarded as the very best work of Jones...
-Michael G. Nastos,, 5/5 stars (Album Pick)


  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Mono
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany


Percy Heath bass
Max Roach drums
Barry Harris piano
Billy Mitchell tenor sax
Thad Jones trumpet


Side I:

  1. April in Paris
  2. Billie-Doo
  3. If I Love Again

Side II:

  1. If Someone Had Told Me
  2. Thedia
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